UC Davis News Release Forest Patches Are Opportunities to Conserve Wildlife Privately owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as can nearby nature reserves, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The research suggests that working with landowners to conserve or restore forests on working landscapes […]

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Press Release from American Bird Conservancy DOI and USDA Highlight Successes of Protecting Bird Habitat on Private Land 2013 State of the Birds Report on Private Lands (Washington, D.C., July 3, 2013) – U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have announced the release of the […]

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Media Release American Bird Conservancy Declining Warbler, 300 Other Birds to Benefit from Ecuador Land Protection Narupa Reserve Expansion Provides More Winter Habitat for Cerulean Warbler (Washington, D.C., August 6, 2014) The Cerulean Warbler—one of the Americas’ fastest-declining migratory birds—now has more protected wintering habitat in Ecuador, thanks to a cooperative effort by Fundación Jocotoco, […]

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Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

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Media Release American Bird Conservancy First-ever Reserves Established to Protect Brazil’s Araripe Manakin Critically Endangered Bird Survives on Only 11 Square Miles (Washington, D.C., December 15, 2014) The first-ever bird reserves have been created for the critically endangered Araripe Manakin, a six-inch bird only discovered in 1996 that numbers fewer than 800 individuals and survives […]

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Cyanomitra olivacea The shy but vocal Olive Sunbird is a forest denizen by habit, and usually the most commonly encountered sunbird where they occur. They nest throughout spring and summer. Adults weigh only between 8 and 15g, measuring around 15cm long. Not much else is known about these tiny nectar-feeders. Due to its very specific […]

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